.5: The Gray Chapter [Deluxe Edition] [CD] [PA]

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Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 267 reviews

98%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A modern metal masterpiece

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    charboo
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    With everything that the band has been through in the six years since their last studio effort, "All Hope Is Gone", it's quite the miracle that the album exists in the first place. Although the band is still reeling over bassist Paul Gray's 2010 death, evident on songs such as "XIX", "Goodbye", and "Skeptic", they don't let the feeling of remorse cover the entire record. Songs such as "Sarcastrophe", "Custer", and "The Negative One" show the band's darker, heavier side, and would feel right at home on Iowa or the band's eponymous debut. After being absent on previous recordings, vocalist Corey Taylor's hateful scream is back and on full display. On the other side of the coin, tracks such as "AOV" (Approaching Original Violence"), "The Devil In I", and "Nomadic" show the band's more melodic side, similar to the sound of All Hope Is Gone. Meanwhile, the band continues to experiment with new sounds, such as the industrial drum loop of "Killpop", the somewhat poetic "If Rain Is What You Want", and the dark "The One Who Kills The Least". The album's creepy atmosphere is furthered by the song intro "Be Prepared For Hell", after which their subsequent tour is named. In the end, the album makes it evident that the band is here to stay, and bent on world domination. As stated in the song "Lech", "NINE FOR SURE"

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great comeback album!

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    RockFan707
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    Finally, after six long years, three Stone Sour records and the tragic death of bassist Paul Grey, Slipknot is back! This album does not disappoint.. Don't get me wrong, Stone Sour is awesome in their own right but nothing really compares to the raw power and brutal intensity of Slipknot! Their fifth outing, entitled Chapter 5: The Grey Chapter, an aptly named tribute to former bassist Paul Gray is the heavy, non-stop, crushing definition of what the band has always been.. Metal. IMO their best work since Iowa, this is a must own for any real Slipknot fan.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Slipknot came back strong

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    Recondite8a
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    This album is fueled by grief and remembrance of their passed bass player, Paul. It's a tribute to him, lyrically, and a good one at it. Some tracks are predominantly melodic, while thrash tracks like "The Negative One" come pouring down hard and revisit an original sound to that of their older albums with Sid's scratches and mixes on the turntables. .5: The Gray Chapter is by far one of Slipknot's most solid and quintessential albums.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Second Time Buying

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    Zion
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    I bought the original Sample cd that was only available at Best Buy for $1.99 when it was first released. I then prepared for the concert by ordering the mp3 online from Amazon. After having a computer crash, I lost the mp3 files, but I used the $2 coupon in the Best Buy Sample to come and buy the CD again. Corey is on top his game with alternating through his styles of singing, and the band sounds as raw as ever. The tribute song to Paul, the F-you songs to society, great music all around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SLIPKNOT'S BACK!!

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    Breezy7

    Honestly, there's NO WAY to explain this album from Slipknot! Yes, there are a few slow songs having emotion and feeling behind them, but I like em. Just had got it at 8PM last night, then stayed up the whole night listening to every song, truly my head was pounding cause I haven't heard anything that good in YEARS!! Love every song on there, hell I can't complain about any of it, just BUY IT! SLIPKNOT WON'T DISAPPOINT YOU!!!!!!!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    They blew the lid off this one

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    Pinkerton
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    6 years can be quite awhile to keep things pent up. After the opening track XIX, Pandora's box was not just opened, it detonated like an Atom bomb. I haven't heard guitar riffs or drumming this menacing since the debut album or Iowa. Sarcastrophe, Custer, and Skeptic are my favorites besides the 1st two tracks Slipknot released The Negative One & The Devil in I. This band sounds legitimately angry and it's awesome.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Go ahead and complete the collection, otherwise...

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    antwalk33
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    Huge slipknot fan, but somewhat let down by the lack of creativity here. There are a few good tracks, but even those I could get mixed up with stonesour. I just didn't feel anything new on this one. It will remain in my rotation on my iPod out of loyalty (?) to the band, but what originally drew me to their music, divisive riffs and strange rhythms, blaring electronics from nowhere, is not on this album. It feels stale and warmed over, almost rehashed.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great album for long time fans.

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    Ja5on
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    It took awhile for Slipknot to come out with another album since Paul's death (RIP Paul), and the unknown reason for firing Joey(?), but it was worth the wait. Even with the collaboration with the two new "unknown" members it feels like a Slipknot album should. Heavy with emotion, and in your face guitar riffs, it's worth picking up a copy.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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